1.16.2009

That's me on the radio!

Yesterday marked a "first" for me. I called in to a radio talk show and got to ask the host a question. It was exhilarating and nerve-wracking at the same time. I was on hold for almost an hour, but it was worth it. I learned something I really didn't understand, and the host even said, "You sound smart. You're a thinker. I'm proud of you." Wow. If he got that from my question that sounded like the longest word ever (I'm not sure I took a breath the entire time), then that's impressive (on his part, not mine). 

Have you ever called in to a radio show? A TV show? Did it answer your question? Mine was answered, but then another question came up soon after the show. Would it be nerdy to try calling again tomorrow to ask a follow-up question? I think it might. Hey, I'm a thinker, right? I bet I can figure it out :)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I called in when I was in my early 20s. I remember it was a contest and I was whatever caller I was supposed to be and he said, "Okay, what's the phrase that pays?" If you didn't know that, you didn't get the money. I froze. I'd heard it a million times but I couldn't remember. So he said, "It's ____." I said it into the phone and, while I was on the line, he spliced it together to make it sound like I'd said it all at once.

I don't call in anymore, though. I'm at work all day, surrounded by people, and that's the only time I listen to the radio.